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Herbert Lindsay Carter (1918–1965)

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Herbert Lindsay Carter, known as Lindsay Carter (1918-1965), accountant and trade union official 

Birth: 14 October 1918 at Thornton, Victoria, son of Victorian-born parents Thomas Henry Carter (1877-1962), estate agent, and Maude Emily, née Spencer (1887-1981). Marriage: 13 October 1951 at Malvern, Victoria, to Alice Victoria Higgins, née Symons (1910-1998). They had one daughter. Death: 8 July 1965 at Mitcham, Victoria. Religion: Presbyterian. 

  • Worked as an accountant and was admitted a member of the Australasian Institute of Secretaries in Victoria in June 1940.
  • Served in Australian Imperial Force in World War II.
  • Assistant federal secretary of Municipal Officers’ Association of Australia and federal treasurer, ACSPA (Australian Council of Salaried and Professional Associations), for many years post WW II.
  • Worked in close collaboration with Victorian and Federal branch officers of Australian Bank Officers’ Association and AISF (Australian Insurance Staffs’ Federation).
  • Cause of death: carcinoma of lower oesophagus.

The Australian Bank Officer
, 29 July 1965; Premium, n.d. circa July 1965.

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'Carter, Herbert Lindsay (1918–1965)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 20 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


14 October, 1918
Thornton, Victoria, Australia


8 July, 1965 (aged 46)
Mitcham, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (oesophageal)

Religious Influence

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